Questions tagged [volumetrics]

Questions about rendering with volumes (smoke, fog, etc.). Use this tag for both Blender Internal and Cycles.

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how to simulate a rocket exhaust engine like shown below [duplicate]

Hell, i want to achieve this result of the rocket exhaust as shown below. this is from space x starship animation. i tried volumetrics but didnt get quite the result. a glare and a blur got me close ...
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Cycles Volumetric Lighting Render Issue (2.81)

I have a simple volumetrics setup for a nebula-esque scene. Now, the render has to loop, so I used multiple boxes with the same noise textures in them. In Eevee, this works great, but in cycles, each ...
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Atmospheric fog in Blender 2.8

I am a long time Blender user and I built some nice scenes with it. I also love the new 2.8 but ever since I was working with volumetrics in Blender I was never really happy with it. So what I want ...
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Volume Absorption density of whiskey

In fluid in a glass it mentions using a volume absorption node. Below are the settings suggested for red wine in the answer from @gandalf. Any clues re what settings, particularly density, to use ...
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Is there a way to bake volume density information which is generated from an OSL script?

I am trying to generate volume density information (e.g. a mandelbulb) from an Open Shader Language script in cycles. This however only works when rendering with a CPU. My GPU is much faster but doesn'...
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Why is volume losing color when hidden behind glass and how do I make it keep its color?

Everything is done in Cycles. I created a very simple blue volume and gave it to a cube. I also added a principled shader to make the outside look like shiny glass. The cube on the left has only ...
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Volumetrics Tab Has no checkbox

I'm following a tutorial to make fog in my scene. I've tried adding both the principle volume and Volume scatter node to the material output. neither generates fog in the render view or lookdev. It ...
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Why i cant see volume in Render but can in preview?

Why I cant see volume in renders, just the light. Preview looks ok, but render not. Not even in EEVEE or Cycles.
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Volume Scatter form [duplicate]

I have been trying out the Volume Scatter recently but I don't get why the material doesn't want to go in the the form the mesh has, can somebody help me please?
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Volume shader results different on cpu/gpu [duplicate]

I was trying to do some tutorials and experiments for Volume shader. In a final render as well as in viewport I am getting totally different results with GPU and CPU. What is strange, when GPU (gtx ...
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Volumetric Scatter affected (Same file, different computers) CPU vs GPU

I've worked on a scene on my 2015 MacBook Pro and it looks great, but takes too long to render. I bought an RTX 2080 for my PC and the volumetric scatter is barely visible. Why is my RTX 2080 ...
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Volumetrics in EEVEE working in viewport but not in final render

Hey so I'm working on a scene with volumetrics enabled in the Eevee render setting (volumetric lightning is on as well). It shows up in the viewport and it looks fantastic, but as soon as I press F12 ...
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rendering volume the right way?

So I am rendering some abstracts and I have never really rendered a scene with volume and I am noticing how much noise it can create. I have searched around but can't seem to find a smooth setup for ...
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Lines appear volumetrics

I am using a Volume scatter node to get a foggy effect, but I get these lines showing up on the floor.
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Light not effecting volumetrics

So I'm rendering a scene out and I'm using the world volumetrics with "volume scatter". Blender Guru has a tutorial on it. When I put a "sun" light in the scene, it doesn't effect the scene at all. ...
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Eevee - constrain fog to a sphere? [duplicate]

Ok, Im following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8ezx1czwQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLPuG2aE0fE exactly, and instead of a box of volume scatter I want a sphere. Putting the volume scatter ...
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Fire bleeding in eevee

I was messing around with fire in realtime with eevee, but I was cornered by this strange comportment, with the original size of the model the fire seem to bleed through the geometry, but when a scale ...
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Density texture in Voxel to mesh?

Hi , I am working on a scientific illustration. This is a porous structure of a membrane. How can I create the bottom part of the block? Can I convert the density voxel to mesh?
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Get smoke color from flow object Vertex Color

I have an alembic cache of an animated object with animated vertex color and I'm using this as a flow object for a smoke simulation. All that is generating smoke well, but... Does anyone know how I ...
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Issue with Volume Absorption inside Glass

first time posting here and very new to blender, Im following BlenderGuru's latest tutorial and I'm having some issues with volume absorption, this is of course not a job, I don't have a deadline, so ...
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Discrete Version of OBJ Mesh for physical simulation

I am using SOFA physics simulation to deform a yarn, first i have to get a discrete. version of the OBJ mesh. which is know in the format of VTK There is an example in SOFA tested on bunny.obj and it ...
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How to make irregular Honey Comb

I tried to make this pattern using metaball particles inside volume. But couldn't acheive this pattern. DO you know how can I generate a mesh with this porous structure ?
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Is there a way to Import a Houdini Generated Volume (VDB) into Blender Cycles?

Is there a way to Import a Houdini Generated Volume (VDB) into Blender Cycles? We are working on a Uni project, and we cant seem to get a VDB into blender working at all. Has anyone done this before ...
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Copying these fluffy clouds?

So, there's plenty of cloud questions and tuts out there, but none seem to give me what I want, or work in 2.8. The guy I followed, this is what he came out with. The top left is his render, the top ...
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Volumetric lighting doesn't work

I am using Blender 2.8 with Eevee and there is a light source behind a window, if I hide the window the light works but not with the window. I tried to change the material setting but without success....
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how to make edge fade away with principled volume shader

how can i make edge on the atmosphere fade onto nothingness, right now it is to noticeable where it ends. I am using only principled volume shader and the density is at 0.0003. Changing density does ...
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Volumetric Light not working on Cycles (but good in preview)

The volumetric Light shows pretty well in viewport preview, but doesn't render at all in Cycles. 4 point lights - Strength: 1000 A cube with a Volume Scatter / Density: 0.2 / Anisotrop: 0 I've made ...
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Volumetric lighting is glitching out?

Trying to do volumetric lighting in Eevee with an area lamp. I followed this tutorial but whenever I add the volumetric material to the cube I get this weird stuff: I'm wondering if maybe its because ...
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Eevee volumetrics disappear after adding in noise texture

I'm encountering the exact same issue as this poster: EEVEE Volumetrics disappears when I plug in a noise texture to density node That post is from December. Does anyone know if this is still a bug ...
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Realistic Car Headlights

I was trying to create some realistic lighting for a car render and I am having a bad time creating the volumetrics for the headlights. Some of the renders looked very noisy and in general really ...
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strange artifact when rendering volume

I'm using a volume scatter shader to render an atmosphere for a planet. To save on time I used a spherical gradient and ran it through a color ramp to get white only on the rims of the sphere. This ...
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Blender EEVEE not rendering smoke simulation

For some reason the EEVEE viewport is actually rendering the smoke simulation, however, on the actual render, it does not seem to render it at all as if it's excluding it. I have checked Volumetrics ...
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Blender Internal -> Rendering: Stopping surface materials of background objects from affecting volumetric materials of objects in the foreground

The problem as demonstrated by the images of my animation below is that the edges of the surface material objects in the background (shells of the atomic orbitals in this case) wash through the ...
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Creating a translucent acrylic-like Shader

I am trying to make this model and as you can see in the reference, it looks translucent with a glow on the outer ring, like a solid block of acrylic with thickness. Also, as you can see, it emits ...
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Voxel data in Cycles

Is Cycles able to render voxel data from an external file? I can create the volumetric effects that I'm interested in by plugging a texture node into volume absorption and volume scatter shaders, ...
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Transparent object shaddows in volume material [Blender Internal]

Currently I am fighting with lighting artefacts within a smoke simulation, when the lightsource is within the volume and especially also within a transparent object within this volume. (Note this ...
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Why I don't see the volumetrics in eevee?

I have a very strange question:I don't see any squares near the volumetrics bar in Eevee in 2.8.What can I do to solve this problem?
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How can i render only the Volumetrics?

I have a scene with a lot of "fog", it does take a while to render the scene. I would like to render only the volumetrics to reduce noise in it. How can I render it without anything else, is it ...
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How to make fog in Blender

I want to create a scene with some fog. I need the fog to get stronger the further form the camera it is. I already have volumetric lights in the scene, but thats not good enough. The result should ...
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Domain boxes show up in cycles render

So I recently made the switch to cycles rendering and smoke modifiers, but it's been giving me loads of problems already. This is what the model looks like: And then when I go to render it, this is ...
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Volumetric Caustics + HDRI Backdrop

Goal Using Blender 2.79b + LuxCore, I'm trying to set up a scene, which would support, at the same time, both A) volumetric caustics and B) Hemi lamp + HDRI backdrop. Problem When I assign a ...
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Joined Mesh not Bouncing Light

I have 2 mesh objects with the same texture applied. One is bouncing light of the plane behind it, the other (a joined mesh) is not. Not sure what's causing this but I'm sure it's a relatively easy ...
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Volume Scattering in 2.8 Doesn't work?

Volume scatter not working in 2.8 build for the Mac? I tried plugging in the volume scatter node to the world output and checked the volumetric box. But nothing happens in Eevee! Please help.
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Principled Volume outside containing Object [duplicate]

I am using the 2.8 RC2 I want to create a Material that is seethrough and colored as there will be an object inside that must be visible. It will be a red Light Emitting Diode with innards. ...
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Blender 2.8 volume over transparent background not showing in rendered image [duplicate]

I made this planet with a volumetric shader for the atmosphere Left you see the atmosphere rendered in viewport mode Right you see it just rendered out but now the volumetrics are missing Any ...
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EEVEE _ deactivate lamp on rendering with volumetric fog, and keep only the illumination

I m working a scene on EEVEE, and I had placed some extra spot lights to illuminate my focus object. Also I have used volumetric fog. I need to keep the illumination of those spot lights but not the ...
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Physically realistic air volume

What are the correct "color", "density", and "anisotropy" settings for real-world air?
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Camera Projection Displacement

I have been trying to recreate this c4d/Arnold tutorial in blender and I'm stuck trying to Displace the mesh only in one direction (In the video the displacement is applied to the z axis. min 06:31). ...
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Why does combining a surface and volume node result in a black material?

I'm trying to make a fluid with something dissolved into it. It's almost opaque but there are some spots of lower density solute. This is why I can't just use nodes on surface alone--I need to be able ...
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Why doesn't Volumetric follow the shape of Mesh in Eevee?

So I was in the middle of making a ball-shaped smoke, but the volumetric effect didn't work following the basic shape. It remains cube in Eevee Blender 2.8; while in Cycle it works, but in Cycle it ...